Section 190 Crimes Act | Receiving Unlawfully Killed Animal


Section 190 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Receiving Unlawfully Killed Animal and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 190 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Receiving Unlawfully Killed Animal’ and reads as follows:

190 Receiving etc cattle unlawfully killed, or carcass etc


receives any animal, unlawfully killed, with intent to steal the carcass, or skin, or other part thereof, knowing the same to have been so killed, or
receives, or disposes of, or attempts to dispose of, any part of an animal so killed, or of an animal unlawfully stolen, knowing it to have been so killed or so stolen,
shall be guilty of a serious indictable offence, and may be indicted and punished as if the animal had been stolen, and the accused had unlawfully received the same.